Erin Clanton

Erin JoAnne (Eiene) Clanton was born on Feb. 18, 1969, in Bellingham and died peacefully at her home in Seattle on Aug. 6, 2014. She was loved and is survived by Chris, her husband of 19 years; her daughter, ...
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Fair attendance dips with sour weather

LYNDEN — Thank goodness for Friday and Saturday. Without two well-attended days at the Northwest Washington Fair, the six-day event would have struggled even more than it did to pack the Lynden grounds. ...

Bogaard Meadows back for public hearing

LYNDEN — A new batch of information puts the proposed Bogaard Meadows project back in front of the Lynden Planning Commission on Thursday, Aug. 28, in a continuation of a public hearing. The proposal ...
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Tuesday weather dips attendance

Oh, the fickleness of Pacific Northwest weather and how it toys with attendance at the Northwest Washington Fair. Monday offered up the year’s warmest day so far, reaching into the mid-90s during the ...

Rodeo presents logistical challenges

LYNDEN — When the Gary Allen trucks roll into the Northwest Washington Fair on Thursday, the rodeo needs to have cleared way for three straight musical acts in the grandstand. And that poses one of the ...

Hearing set for rezone try

LYNDEN — The public now has over two months to officially comment on an application to rezone 18.6 acres north of Main Street from residential to commercial, a move that would pave the way for the proposed ...

Local barbecue judge opens supply shop in Lynden at 511 Front St.

LYNDEN — Gary VanderGiessen has seen plenty of success selling barbecue supplies. So much, in fact, that he has opened Gary’s Barbecue Supplies at 511 Front St. Not to be outdone, though, his wife, ...
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Fair heats up and then waters down

LYNDEN — Day One of the Northwest Washington Fair proves easy to describe. Almost every one of the 28,767 attendees saw it the same way, summed up best by Jim Baron, fair manager: “It was hot.” “It ...
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New water plant meeting milestones

LYNDEN — With much of the inner workings of Lynden’s new water treatment plant going on below ground, the roughly one-year mark until completion offered a quality time for an update on — and a look ...
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Fair kicks off amidst heat of Monday

Supporters of the Northwest Washington Fair knew they had a hot product when the fair opened on Monday, Aug. 11. They just didn’t know it was going to be that hot. As the fair opened on Monday, highlighted ...